Counting the Cost

We live in a world where everyone wants to be part of something. They want to be a member, fan, or follower of things that are popular, hip, or current. Sadly, there are some who view the Christian church the same way. Whether for social prominence,  being part of something that offers great music and […]

Who is My Neighbor?

“But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” -Luke 10:29 I meant to write this blog a few days ago but just didn’t feel up to the task. In Luke 10 we are introduced to a lawyer who is testing Jesus, but is also wanting to make himself look […]

Waiting a Lifetime

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, […]

Just How Amazing IS Grace?

I love the hymn Amazing Grace. Of all the hymns, spiritual songs, and praise songs I’ve sung over the years it still remains my favorite. It says more in the simplicity of its words than hundreds of theologians have said over hundreds of years. It becomes even more meaningful when the story of its author […]

Glory from the Ashes

This is probably the most difficult blog post I’ve attempted to write. I struggled with a title; I settled on this one but it doesn’t quite capture the intent. I want this to be a love letter and a note of encouragement to some people dear to me, as well as to anyone else reading […]